Enrile says sorry for controversial martial-law comments; "I was not in my lucid intervals"

Former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile has apologized to victims of atrocities during the dark days of martial law and attributed to “unlucid intervals” his controversial disclaimer of arrests and killings of suspected dissidents in his recent interview with the son and namesake of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. (Philstar.com on Facebook)

The 94-year-old Enrile, who is seeking to return to the Senate in the May 2019 elections, however said that the magnitude of the killings and human rights violations during the Marcos regime was “debatable” and the warrantless arrests at the time were justified.

SOURCE: Enrile apologizes to Martial Law victims, blames 'unlucid intervals'. Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star). October 26, 2018 - 12:00am. Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/10/26/1863327/enrile-apologizes-martial-law-victims-blames-unlucid-intervals

Juan Furagganan Ponce Enrile, Sr. (born February 14, 1924), abbreviated JPE, is a Filipino politician and lawyer. He was a protégé of President Ferdinand Marcos, and served as Justice Secretary and then Defense Minister under the Marcos regime. He later became one of the leaders (along with General Fidel V. Ramos) of the 1986 People Power Revolution that drove Marcos from power and into exile. Enrile has continued to be a prominent politician since then; he was Senate President from November 2008 until his resignation on June 5, 2013. SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ponce_Enrile

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